I'm a 19 yr old community college student aiming to transfer to a UC, Cal State, or even NYU (if I miraculously earn a full ride scholarship
haha). I've looked up the prerequisites on a couple of top notch medical schools
and I would only need a couple of science classes including organic and inorganic chemistry, calculus courses, statistics (biostats preferred), bio courses. I was wondering if I should pay extra while completing my courses prior to transfer. Or would it be too much to take in? Let alone the NCLEX exam and the mcat. Was this ever done before? In history? Don't get me wrong I love nursing despite its cons. I'm just wondering. Also, what are good schools that I could transfer to as a nursing major? Do prestigious schools matter when you're an undergrad? Going to a nice university would be awesome, but I wouldn't want to be in huge debt that'll prevent me from taking care of myself and my parents.
Aug 16, '17
Quote from petersalazar
In other words, they completed their requisites while pursuing a nursing degree? So it is possible? O: Do you happen to know what grades did they earn? Because I am aware that med schools are competitive and is a different path. Thanks in advance
Yes it is, I have done it! To be fair, I registered for classes each summer, including science ones. I also took the minimum requirements, which would not make me as competitive as someone else (for ex I didn't take calculus physics I and II, I took plain physics I/II). And, it's encouraged to work as a medical scribe or something (so I am told by my premed friends) while in undergrad and that's something I couldn't have done at the same time I was piling on classes toward a double major. (my gpa is 3.9 entering my senior year, I finished my biology degree and just have nursing left - it feels so good to not be loading on credits!! - and work per diem as a pca now)
Last edit by direw0lf on Aug 16, '17